Anxious about picking a clinical specialty? Before you go further, here are three questions to ask yourself to help make the decision a little easier.
It’s likely you have what it takes to pass the Social Work exam. Though passing the licensed clinical social work exam gets you licensed, there is a learning curve when it comes to actual practice.
Creative counseling has been increasingly popular since professor, author, and former American Counseling Association president, Samuel Gladding, began the practice in 1970. Creativity is directly linked to problem solving, which, Gladding asserts, is the goal of counselors with their clients. Through the experience of expressing emotions creatively, people can become more self-aware and, therefore, begin to progress towards healing.
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics serves to guide social workers with the general standard of the well-being of humankind – specifically the “vulnerable, oppressed, and impoverished.”